Call for Artists 2020

Comfort Station is now taking applications for our 2020 season! Deadline for applications is October 15th, 2019.

Please note that the application for the Winter Installations and regular month long exhibitions are the same. Make sure to indicate on the application which one you are applying for. If you are applying for both, please submit separate applications.

All submissions will be reviewed by a panel including Comfort Station staff and invited artists and curators.

Open to Chicago based artists only.

Winter Installations

January and February of each year Comfort Station goes into a programming hibernation. As a result, we offer the space up for Winter Installations that are only visible from the outside of the space. Examples of past Winter Installations can be found HERE

  • $500 stipend

  • Provide clear proof of concept/plan of execution images, sketches, videos in application

  • Please note that the space can get extremely cold in winter. Consider that when planning your use of technology and materials.

Monthly Exhibitions

Monthly exhibitions are active during March - December. These shows coexist with our regular programming throughout the year.

  • $300 stipend

  • We love when people approach our space with big ideas. However, please keep in consideration that the objects must live in the space with upwards of 25+ programmed events each month.


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Mary Wells